Operation Clean House, organized by the FBI’s Southern Arizona Violent Crime and Gang Task Force (SAVCGTF), successfully conducted a two-week fugitive apprehension operation in Pima County, resulting in multiple arrests and seizures of drugs and weapons. With the collaboration of local, state, and federal partners such as the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Tucson Police Department, the operation resulted in 88 arrests, including 4 homicide suspects, and the seizure of over 9,000 fentanyl pills and 10 firearms. This operation highlights the commitment of the FBI and law enforcement agencies to combat violent crime and ensure the safety of communities in Arizona.
Operation Clean House: FBI Task Force and Agencies Make Multiple Arrests in Two-Week Operation
Operation Clean House Overview
Operation Clean House was a two-week fugitive apprehension operation organized by the FBI’s Southern Arizona Violent Crime and Gang Task Force (SAVCGTF). The operation, which took place from July 18 through July 28 in Tucson, AZ, resulted in multiple arrests and seizures of drugs and weapons. The success of the operation was attributed to the dedication and partnership between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Arrests and Seizures
During Operation Clean House, a total of 88 arrests were made. Among those arrested, four individuals were homicide suspects. The operation also led to the seizure of over 9,000 fentanyl pills and 10 firearms. These arrests and seizures contribute to the overall efforts to combat violent crime and make the streets safer for the community.
Partnerships in Operation Clean House
The success of Operation Clean House can be attributed to the collaboration between various law enforcement agencies. The key partners in the operation included the FBI Phoenix Field Office, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Tucson Police Department, U.S. Marshals District of Arizona, Marana Police Department, Oro Valley Police Department, Pascua Yaqui Police Department, and Tohono O’odham Police Department. The dedication and combined efforts of these agencies were instrumental in apprehending the fugitives and ensuring the operation’s success.
Statements from FBI and Local Law Enforcement Officials
Akil Davis, the special agent in charge of the FBI Phoenix Field Office, expressed the FBI’s commitment to combat violent crime throughout Arizona. He emphasized the importance of the partnerships with law enforcement agencies in eradicating violent criminals from communities. Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos commended the cooperation of federal and regional partners in curbing outstanding arrest warrants related to violent crimes. Tucson Police Department Chief Chad Kasmar expressed gratitude for the collaborative efforts that contribute to making Tucson a safer community.
Southern Arizona Violent Crime and Gang Task Force
The Southern Arizona Violent Crime and Gang Task Force was established in 2020 with the objective of addressing significant violent crime and gang violence in Southern Arizona. The task force brings together resources from several agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Tucson Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection-Office of Professional Responsibility, U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Arizona, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. The joint efforts of these agencies form a solid foundation for effectively combating violent crime and gang activity in the region.
Thanking Other Agencies for Their Help
The FBI Phoenix Field Office, Tucson Resident Agency, extends its gratitude to the U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Arizona and the Pima County Attorney’s Office for their assistance in Operation Clean House. These offices played an essential role in supporting the operation and ensuring its success.
FBI’s Goal and Community Involvement
The FBI’s primary objective is to stop violent crime, eliminate drugs and weapons from the streets, and deliver justice for crimes committed against U.S. citizens and in our communities. However, combating violent crime is not a task that can be achieved by law enforcement alone; it requires the active involvement of the community. The FBI encourages community members to provide anonymous tips to a local FBI field office, call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or submit tips online at tips.fbi.gov. The community’s cooperation and participation are crucial in creating safer environments for everyone.
Additional Resources and Contact Information
For more information and resources, the FBI provides the following services and contact information: Most Wanted Fugitives, Terrorism, Kidnappings, Missing Persons, Seek Information, Bank Robbers, ECAP (Endangered Child Alert Program), FBI Jobs, Submitting Tips, Crime Statistics, History and FOIPA (Freedom of Information Act), Scams & Safety, FBI Kids, FBI Tour, News Stories, Videos, and Press Releases. The FBI is dedicated to assisting various individuals and groups, including law enforcement agencies, victims, parents and caregivers, students, and businesses. To get in touch with the FBI, individuals can refer to the provided contact information.
In conclusion, Operation Clean House, led by the FBI’s Southern Arizona Violent Crime and Gang Task Force, proved to be a successful operation in apprehending violent offenders and seizing drugs and weapons. The operation’s success was made possible by the collaboration and dedication of various law enforcement agencies. It serves as a testament to the commitment of the FBI and its partners in combating violent crime and making communities safer. The FBI also emphasizes the importance of community involvement in providing anonymous tips and working together to create safer environments for everyone.